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Emeritus Professor, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney

Frank Stilwell is a well known critic of conventional economics and an advocate of alternative economic strategies which prioritise social justice and economic sustainability. He has taught for over 40 years at the University and twice been awarded the University's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Frank Stilwell's research interests centre on Australian economic policies, urban and regional development and economic inequality. He is the author of eleven books, including Economic Inequality, the Accord and Beyond, Understanding Cities and Regions, Reshaping Australia, Changing Track: a new political economic direction for Australia; Political Economy: the Contest of Economic Ideas, and Who Gets What? Analysing Economic Inequality in Australia (with Kirrily Jordan). He has also co-edited four other books, including Political Economy: Economics as a Social Science and Beyond the Market: Alternatives to Economic Rationalism.

Frank Stilwell is co-ordinating editor of the Journal of Australian Political Economy, and is on the editorial boards of Regional Studies, Social Alternatives and Australian Options.


  • –present
    Professor, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney


    University of Reading, PhD
    University of Southampton, BSc
    University of Sydney, Diploma in Higher Education
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